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Updated: May 15, 2019

Help Your Kids Make New Friends

Help Your Kids Make New Friends

On the Menu: Talking About Making Friends

For Ages: Six and up

Nine-year-old Kevin loves watching his favorite TV program, but tonight he's barely paying attention. After some prodding, he finally shares the bad news: His best friend Eric won't be attending the summer basketball program with him after all. "I won't know anyone there," he says. "I don't want to go."

Updated: April 2, 2020

Celebrating Your Child's Birthday While Social Distancing

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Much of the world has been thrown into lockdowns, told to shelter in place, and instructed to practice social distancing. Even though all of this is out of our control and was totally unpredicted, this is still a disappointing time for a child with a birthday. Of course parties can always be postponed or rescheduled, but if your little one’s birthday falls during this time it is still important to acknowledge and celebrate it.

Negotiating Custody

Negotiating Custody

At first, the very concept of negotiating custody might seem alien. When you were a family unit, you both had custody—although you probably never thought of it that way. You were just your children's parents, nothing more, nothing less. Together, you decided where they went to school, what religion they practiced, and whether they would go through the ritual of getting braces or attending camp.


Advice on Childproofing Your Home

Advice on Childproofing Your Home

Would you ever have guessed that a little piece of metal that has innocently fallen from an appliance can choke a child? Even the most immaculate housekeeper, unless she is completely compulsive, is going to have debris under the furniture—you rarely get down there to see it. But your child lives down at that level. You need to see whether there is anything down there that can pose a danger, and if there is, put it out of Junior's reach.

Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Ways to Bond With Your Teen Before College

mom and teen bonding before college

The time is approaching to send your teen off to her first year of college. How did this time possibly arrive so fast? Don’t you remember getting dropped off at college yourself like it was yesterday? Though your head and heart may be spinning with questions and emotions, this summer is essentially a milestone moment for your family. Thinking through how you would like to ensure that you get in some bonding time with your teen in advance is important so you can both make the most of this special summer.

College Application Schedule

College Application Schedule

9th Grade

  • Meet with your guidance counselor. Get copies of the courses offered, the requirements for graduation, and an explanation of the grading system.

  • Draft a four-year schedule of classes that meet the minimum requirements for college admission.

  • Find out about the extracurricular activities you'd like to become involved in.

  • Build a flexible schedule that will accomodate time for studying, extracurricular activities, working out, and relaxing.

Updated: March 2, 2021

The Best Cyber Monday Deals for New Mamas

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Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured in this post, we may receive a small commission for it.

Updated: March 2, 2021

3 Pitfalls To Avoid When Apologizing To Your Child

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Have ever completely lost it with your kids? You’re not alone.

As parents we're overstressed and sleep-deprived, strung out from juggling the demands of job and home, and teetering on the edge of sanity as we deal with our children's worst behavior, toddler meltdowns, fights over the video game controller, texting at the dinner table.

Updated: March 2, 2021

5 Tips for Avoiding the Stores During the Holidays

woman cozying up and avoid stores during the holidays

If you dread the holidays because crowded stores and bright lights spike your pulse, there is a solution. Just stay out of the stores. This holiday season, keep your sanity and stay in your flannel pajamas. We have five tips that will help you make it to 2020 without ever stepping foot in a brick and mortar shop. 

More: 25 of The Best Elf On the Shelf Ideas for Christmas 2019

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Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance

Preparing for Baby's Arrival

Tips for New Moms: Stockpile Support and Self-Assurance

I'm not trying to scare you, telling you how much worse parenthood is than you originally thought. Heck, you may turn out to be a baby whisperer. You may have an airtight support network. Or, you may have been visited by one of Dickens's ghosts, seen the real truths of motherhood to come, and are prepared to shift your entire life pace and focus.

Updated: February 11, 2020

Game of Thrones Inspired Baby Names

game of thrones baby names

Deciding on a baby name can quickly turn into an all-consuming and obsessive activity. Naming your child is one of the first major decisions you must do as a parent and it’s a decision that comes with huge responsibility, weight, and consequences. There can be a lot of meaning taken from a name, as well as prejudgments.

Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Teach Kids About Giving to Charity

Piggybank on It

If the dollar amount that's appropriate for your child to spend seems too little to buy what he might consider to be a decent present, suggest that your child pool his funds with a sibling (when it's a gift for you) or a friend (when it's a gift for another friend). Just make sure that the joint gift-givers agree on what the present should be.

Updated: March 31, 2021

75 Activities for Kids at Home

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Without packed schedules, school, sports, friends and clubs, filling our days with our kids at home can feel daunting. Read the list below so that you’ll be confident and prepared with these indoor activities for the next time you hear, “I’m bored!” These indoor activities are perfect for playtime, during a break from distance learning, or even on the weekends.

by: Kim Bongiorno and Jeff Vrabel

Kim and Jeff Give It to Us Straight: How Long Do You REALLY Need to Keep Your Kid's Artwork?

Child's Drawing of Train

J: I have the answer and it is a genius answer.

K: Please don’t keep me in suspense.

J: I keep my sons' artwork for precisely as long as it takes to snap a photo with my phone and throw it away.

K: Okaaaaay…

J: Storage required: 0

Time required: .9 seconds

Thoughtful memories preserved: all of them

Do I have a folder in my Photos app called "Jake Art"? Yes, I do.

Do I have tubs full of awkwardly stacked cardboard pictures and pipe cleaners and googly eyes and glitter? HELLLLLLL NO.